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Sticky Toffee pudding, do you have the perfect recipe?

In England thinking about sticky toffee pudding.
Do you have the recipe I'll be wanting to make? Moscavado sugar-what's that? Any recipe using Lyle's Golden Syrup or Treacle? Please share-thank you.

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  1. Sticky toffee pudding is generally credited as having been invented by Francis Coulson of the Sharrow Bay Hotel. Of course, his recipe will have been in restaurant proportions but here's a scaled down version of the original.


    By the by, the hotel still has it on the menu every night and it's delicious.

    You say you're currently in the UK? In which case, you'll find muscavado sugar in any supermarket if you're wanting to use a recipe that includes that.

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    1. re: Harters

      Harters thanks for help.
      I'll look for the sugar next time I'm in Tesco.
      I have this >(demerara sugar) is it the same as musavado? I bought it in bulk at Sprouts.

      1. re: iL Divo

        Demerara and muscovado are pretty similar with a really rich flavour. Muscovado is the stronger, more molasses-like, of the two.

      2. re: Harters

        well Harters and Emily, in my future is to make both of these.
        they both look delicous and one is with alcohol while the other has none. hum..........which to make tomorrow?
        with a nursing mommie in the house, I'd better make Harters first so our DDIL doesn't make our little one fussy.
        thanks both of you for great recipes.

        1. re: Harters

          This is the one you want. We stayed there a few years ago and it still remains one of our best hotel visits and dinners ever.

          1. re: JudiAU

            dang wish I'd have known of this place when hubby and I went a few years ago.
            I'll have to look up where it is for next time, if there is one (?)

          1. Here is a link to many threads on this subject you may find help there

            1. In American terms, it is a cake (with dates) with a butterscotch sauce.

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              1. re: paulj

                Whereas, in British terms, it's a pudding as it's eaten as a dessert. Cakes are eaten as snacks.

                1. re: Harters

                  Harters, do you happen to have a recipe for treacle pudding? The steamed kind? I've never seen it here in Canada or in the US and I miss it - miss drowning it in extra Tate and Lyle's golden syrup, too.

                    1. re: montrealeater

                      Tate and Lyle's also has recipes on their website.

                2. Harters

                  bought my moscovado sugar in Ireland and seems that sticky toffee pudding is mostly available during the holidays? yes/no...........cause I couldn't find anyone that had it available

                    1. Search this site for Roxlet's sticky toffee pudding. I've tried a few, but this one is by far the best, and is so good that I make it a few times a year (which is a lot for one particular cake for me).

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                          1. re: roxlet

                            What can I say - you're the goddess of STP!

                          1. unexpectedly called away finally got my STP with banoffee ice cream.
                            so good !-)

                            I will add, was surprised to see not a "date" in sight or consumption.
                            so are they optional with more of a really thick dense heavy cake sans any 'fruit'?

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                            1. re: iL Divo

                              I've never detected a discernible date in STP. It all gets incorporated so evenly, and just becomes part of the general flavor, in my experience.

                              1. re: modthyrth

                                Totally agree. Until I started trying to make it myself, I had no idea there were dates in it.

                                1. re: modthyrth

                                  thanks ....
                                  well that settles that......

                              2. In an act of selfless devotion (!) Felicity Cloake in the UK Guardian tested a whole heap of STP recipes and came up with this


                                There is also a version in Nigella Laswon's Nigella Bites where you sort of put the ingredients the dish and it mixes and cooks itself in the oven. Haven't found it online yet.